Tagged: body odor
July 11, 2013 at 2:34 pm #8385blueskymarieParticipant
Any ideas, theories, tricks for battling body odor?? After reading a while back about the connection between low magnesium levels and body odor, I’ve been using more mag oil, but it doesn’t seem to be helping quickly enough.
I used homemade coconut oil/baking soda/arrowroot powder deodorant for a couple years and it helped cut the smell but REALLY irritated my poor skin. I quit using it a couple weeks ago and have just been putting an all natural/herbal body powder in my pits. My skin has mostly healed, but I get stinky.
Help…July 11, 2013 at 2:36 pm #8386blueskymarieParticipant
To add a little more… I found a recipe for a gentler deodorant that I want to try (haven’t made it yet) and feel hopeful about; but I’m wondering what other nutritional things I should be considering.July 11, 2013 at 8:52 pm #8449T WillParticipant
I’m also interested in this. Sometimes the stink just rolls out of me, but raising my metabolism has been seeming to help. It’s different than just taking a shower though, when it’s coming out it can get stinky right after the shower. Now it mostly happens when I start drinking alcohol and I’m at a bar. I finally ditched the natural stuff and got some old spice because my old manager was getting mad about it when I was working.July 12, 2013 at 10:17 am #8532The Real AmyModerator
The only times I’ve really ever noticed a problem is after too much alcohol or when eating too much meat (hello low-carb). I think the “cleaner” the diet, and actually the more fruit, the better. Also keeping the pits more “acidic” helps, IMO (I use an herbal deodorant that is vinegar-based, and you apply it at night to cut down on bacteria in the area, it totally works). Dry brushing also helps, in my experience. Maybe because it gets out the toxins so they don’t have to be sweated out?July 12, 2013 at 4:21 pm #8601RenaeParticipant
@The Real Amy – which deodorant do you use? Is it something you make yourself? I’ve tried everything and still stink.
July 12, 2013 at 4:49 pm #8616LuluParticipant
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Just coconut oil by itself does the trick 4 meJuly 12, 2013 at 5:12 pm #8630The Real AmyModerator
Renae, I use Mu shang deodorant. http://www.sensiblehealth.com/MuShang.xhtml The website seems a bit shady, but they’re legit. You could probably create it yourself if you’re good with DIY. The ingredients on my bottle are listed as: distilled water, inula, chrysanthemum, acetic acid (which is vinegar), citric acid. It smells like vinegar, but it does fade fairly quickly. I think it works better than anything else natural, and it doesn’t irritate my skin like baking soda does. Not that cheap, but you end up needing only a little.July 12, 2013 at 6:02 pm #8639RenaeParticipant
Thank you, I’ll have to try it. I’m with you and blueskymarie on baking soda irritating my skin. It does cut the odor, but I just can’t do it.
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